A few weeks ago I had the priveledge of going to The Briefing at Forest Home! I became a Christian at camp when I was 13, and since then I have always had a soft spot for camp ministry. I even worked the Night Crew cleaning toilets at Hume Lake one year (best job ever, by the way... well besides being a photorapher) but I have never been to Forest Home.

I am so glad I decided to go, not just because the speakers and band were awesome and totally challenged my relationship with God, but because I got to bond with my fellow Shoreline campers! Plus I got to spend a whole afternoon wandering through the forest, picking wild blackberries! I felt very much like Huck Finn, which I love!

Here are some highlights...

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DSC_3852 The blackberry hunt is on!

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Paul, risking it all for fresh blackberries!

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DSC_4167 This particular path I went down was apparently ladybug city! They were EVERYWHERE! This is just one picture of many I took of the ladybugs congregating.

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DSC_4065 Don't you just LOVE her big blue eyes? Jealous!

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DSC_4311 Our main speaker, Albert Tate. He is funny, enigmatic, and refreshingly honest in his speaking. If you have the opportunity to hear him speak, definitely do it!

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Urban Rescue, our awesome band. I admit that not all "band dudes" are nice to the "little people," but these guys were down to earth, rad folks and wrote intelligent, challenging worship songs! I have been a little obsessed with their CD since I came home! Check them out at http://www.myspace.com/urbanrescue

3 comments

  1. Paul on September 20, 2009 at 6:26 PM

    Great pictures Nicole. The ladybug picture is incredible.

     
  2. Anonymous on September 20, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    I really like these pictures, they turned out great. The ladybug one was amazing!!

     
  3. Small World Wonder on October 1, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    I was thinking about that article in the biola newspaper about why NOT to date jesus. And then I started thinking, Laura really took it to the next level. But not. And then I laughed alone in my room and thought of you.

    i also love the ladybug convention.